Tag: grief


Has the Pandemic Changed the Way we Grieve?

Why does grief feel different in 2021? Death has been a discussion of two sides since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. On one hand it is a statistic, a number to be watched closely in the hopes of freedom from lockdowns. On the other, it is a truly personal tragedy. Bereavement’s emotional importance, pandemic…


How music channels grief

As artists write music, they tend to tap into a present emotion they are feeling but sometimes that feeling, delays their music writing or even releasing process. No subject, other than love, has been exploited by art like grief. Throughout time, there have been several artists who used grief to write some beautiful pieces of…


Nick Cave, Ghosteen: haunted by wonder

“Once there was a song, the song yearned to be sung…” Thus opens Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ latest album; we begin with a reference to Elvis Presley, who is something of a recurring theme for the Australian rock band, having been the subject of songs such as ‘Tupelo’. Yet there is nothing routine…

Creative Writing


I can’t eat my soup. I told mum that I wouldn’t eat it, but she heats it up for me anyway. ‘Just in case’, she says. Just in case. I watch her hook her finger under the metal latch and begin to peel the lid off. I watch it hesitate, and bend over in a…


A different kind of Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and for most people this is a time of celebration and joy, as we spend time with family and friends over the festive period. For many students the Christmas break is a time to look forward to. After a long term away at university, it offers a chance to be reunited…

September 2021
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